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Chuck Collins
Inequality and the Common Good

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Inequality and the Common Good

Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and directs IPS's Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is an expert on U.S. inequality and author of several books, including Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, co-authored with Felice Yeskel. (New Press, 2005). He co-authored with Bill Gates Sr. Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited fortunes. He is co-author with Mary Wright of The Moral Measure of the Economy, a book about Christian ethics and economic life.

He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income households and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation.

In 1995, he co-founded United for a Fair Economy (UFE) to raise the profile of the inequality issue and support popular education and organizing efforts to address inequality. He was Executive Director of UFE from 1995-2001 and Program Director until 2005.

Recent Work

TEDx: Taxes on the Wealthy.
November 17 - There is an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy.

WIN America Coalition Seeks to Pad Pockets with "Tax Holiday"
October 11 - Tax holiday proponents have delivered losses to American workers.

Job Destroyers Don't Deserve a Tax Holiday
October 10 - When thinks tanks from the left and the right agree on something, Congress should pay attention. Published in The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) and The Holland (MI) Sentinel and The Des Moines (IA) Register.

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